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Ratdog Live at Hampton Beach Casino on 1995-08-09

by Ratdog



One Set:

Disc 1: (72:33)
01. (01:06) tuning
02. (00:19) Weir intro
03. (05:33) Bombs Away ->
04. (05:26) Walkin' Blues
05. (04:15) City Girls
06. (04:33) Fever ->
07. (08:33) Eternity
08. (04:07) Youngblood
09. (03:09) Blackbird
10. (03:40) K.C. Moan
11. (05:58) Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl
12. (04:43) The Winners ->
13. (05:11) This Time Forever * ->
14. (05:29) Shade of Gray ->
15. (06:45) Heaven Help the Fool ->
16. (03:46) Drums

Disc 2: (39:11)
01. (05:17) Bass
02. (07:15) Easy Answers ->
03. (11:52) Throwing Stones *

Encore:
04. (05:11) Every Little Light *
05. (09:36) Knockin' on Heavens Door *


Collection Ratdog
Band/Artist Ratdog
Venue Hampton Beach Casino
Location Hampton Beach, NH

Source Digital Soundboard
Lineage dat (master) -> DA-20mkII -> AR coax -> Audiophile 24/96 -> Wavelab 5.0 -> CD Wave -> FLAC(6)
Taped by Dave Flaschner
Transferred by Chris Davis

Notes

*patched with shn id #5229, with (+5 db) added in Wavelab.

patches:
d1t13: (00:00 - 00:23)
d2t03: (05:39 - 11:52)
d2t04: (00:00 - 03:26)
d2t05: (00:01 - 00:11)

***first "Little Light", first "Heaven's Door"

Daves notes on this recording:
The 8-9-95 is the sound board master. My friend was the house sound guy there.
We set up a line feed from the board to the lighting board up stairs.
We planned this before Jerry died,there are a couple drop outs,where the feed went bad,tape kept rolling.
There has been many analog gen transfer,and someone spliced in the sonic studio source Joe Rioux made.
I thought the master source should get out there.

My notes on this transfer:
i am so psyched about this transfer! As you can read in the texfile, this is the pure digital soundboard. No pre-FM, no analog, no DAE. there are some patches however. I done my best to make the patches as smooth as possible. the patch source had some warts, and level shifting, so i did my best to match the waveforms..if anyone feels they can do a better job with the patches and transfer, i can happily send the raw flacs to you. no ego here, i just want the best possible source to circulate.

also, i think the pre FM source on archive may have been patched with Coresounds, parts of the patches just have that aud feel. particularly the t stones > little light patch. lower quality than the rest of the pre FM source. but, its all i could get to patch this incredible crisp, clear, and hot source.

thanks to the madtaper as always, its an honor to transfer this upgrade of this historic show.

You know our love will not fade away...

Reviews

Reviewer: micah6vs8 - - October 28, 2010
Subject: Papa's Gone
My most intense moment , maybe in my whole GDish live life , happened 14 or so hours after Jerry's death . Ratdog was scheduled to play this evening and Bob decided not to cancel . It wasn't a crazy mob scene outside ( at the beginning of the evening ). Mostly ticket holders . It was like a funeral/ wake with hundreds of equally grieving family members inside . Very intense energy . There was some weeping , but not much . Most people wanted to dance . There were some bikers right upfront , sitting on the picnic tables . The rest were heads . The bar was doing brisk business .
Many were expecting a Wonder set list and got a Ratdog set list instead . An esoteric and quietish one at that . A lot of heart went into the music though . Bob opened the show with this , " So our departed friend , if he proved anything to us , that good music can make sad times better . We have are work cut out for us this evening , so we'll just get started ." Bombs Away was well chosen and an incredible rendition . Best ever ? Eternity gets better and better each year that goes by . Blackbird was very emotional . 2' in is such a sweet moment . Someone in the crowd sounds like his heart was just stolen , "AWW!" , he yells . Then someone yells , "Thank - you Bobby!" . Another perfect moment at 2:32' . K.C. Moan was a drink of cold water after that . It was a hit or miss night musically . Some of the unmentioned songs are awful , but we can give Bobby a pass here I think . Wasserman's Amazing Grace is beautiful . There weren't many songs to dance to all night so when Throwing Stones finally hit everyone that I could see , except the bikers , was up . This song and 3 - 24 - 90/2nd are the best dancing I have ever seen . People completely lost in the music . The tape cut masks the energy . Not my fav song , but this is my fav. rendition . There was a drum circle and chanting , " You know I love will not fade away " as we drove away .
I was close to the stage during certain parts of this show . I did not see any band member cry . Bob had a look of grim determination and did not 'rock - out' all night . He was hitting the red wine pretty hard near the end .
A thank-you to the owners or whomever made the decision to open the doors up during the show and put speakers outside so everyone could listen . As the night went on , more and more people , along with the media whores , came .
Reviewer: Dylan M - - October 3, 2010
Subject: Sad to hear and think back on
I was only nine when Jerry died. This show was probably a hard one to attend.

Pretty stellar performances instrumentally, especially from Wasserman and Kelly, and Weir is in decent form all things considered.

A few times he definitely sounds choked up. It's strange that he played that day, but I understand why he did.


It's interesting to listen back at Ratdog before it was a Grateful Dead cover band with Bob Weir... Worth the download for sure.
Reviewer: Grateful_Deadhead - - August 9, 2008
Subject: Disappointing for a soundboard
Its kind of ironic i stumbled upon this unknowingly on the day of jerry's death.

i just saw it had a lot of downloads and good reviews. which is what i look for before downloading..when i read reviews i mostly look for posts about sound quality...

sound quality is very disappointing for a soundboard....pops and shit through out mostly just the end and beginning of the show. the middle isn't so bad. (as for quality)

i saw on the other page. of the available 2 posts of this show...they are the same cut. the other just isnt available in mp3. but they sound exactly the same to me and have the exact same splices. so for those of you looking to download both save yourself the time.

Since this was splices with aud..id like to see that around if anyone has a better or just a different copy of this id love one.

as for the show...its great coulda been better but still good and definately one to have if ur any kind of dead fan or bob fan for that matter.

I just can't get over the fact that i downloaded and heard this on the day jerry died.

throwing stones is probably the highlight for me but its so sad that thats the one thats got the most messed up with it....still amazing to hear.
Reviewer: frankybutt - - August 6, 2008
Subject: poopypants
my boy got so high that he shit his pants and we had to leave.
Reviewer: grateful kev - - August 3, 2008
Subject: awesome show tough times with jerry's death
I got a aud copy of this show about a month after and to this
day always loved the energy that bobby had that night after knowing that jerry had passed away. I am very grateful to have
a sbd copy of this show thanks
Reviewer: Fit_Vita - - May 28, 2008
Subject: Lucky Enough
We are truely lucky to have this great historical show available to enjoy now and throughout time. Thank you! Seems like it was yesterday after listening to this recording. I am from CA but spent the summer of 95 in Cape Cod, MA. I drove up to NH and attended this show and was lucky enough to be right up at the very front (just off to the left from Bob), although I don't think any of us there actually felt lucky at the time about the tragic news of Jerry's death. The mood was...well, noone really knew what to do. We were happy that Bob had decided to go on with the show, but that happiness lasted only about as long as they played; and then we went outside to face the reality of the emotional mobs of people in the street and news vans and reporters. If you were a Deadhead, the Casino Ballroom was the place to be in the world that day, for sure. As for the performance--critics, leave this one alone. Consider the circumstances and that Ratdog had only been together for a few shows at the time. Actually, the new formation was kind of a treat for Bob fans that were going to see him play solo and with RW in the late 80s and early 90's when the Dead were taking short breaks between epic tours. It wasn't expected to last. And this was not the Ratdog we know now. In the past fans went to see Bob, now they go to see Ratdog.
From 95, Ratdog has come a long way, and we are all lucky enough!
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